This is where there are another few choices for Monitored Wireless alarms. In most cases it can be down to 3 options:
The 3rd option here is probably the most “wireless” that you can be, offering the most flexibility & control options.
It is also likely to be the higher priced option.
What you may need for your home could depend upon how much risk you feel your home and family are at from intruders. To give you some guidance, here is a typical “risk-rating”
The higher the risk rating you think you need to prepare for, the more comprehensive system you are likely to need to install at your property.
A basic, stand-alone package would likely include the following items:
This would constitute the very basic components of a starter kit for low risk environments, as you would not be able to cover more than 1 or 2 rooms in the home.
You could probably find a decent DIY starter kit for an unmonitored alarm from around $150 to $250 in the USA or £120 to £200 in the UK.
A higher specification Monitored Wireless kit may include additional features such as:
In our humble opinion the best solution, if you are serious about protecting your home & family, is to get a risk assessment done by a professional (go here to request free risk assessments).
Then get some quotes from 3 or 4 different companies to compare what is on offer in terms of components & costs.